Ah Friday, the end of a work week for some, for me it’s my second day off. I’m going to try and get my honey do list completed today so I can do some fun things tomorrow in my garage. Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and go ahead and leave work early, it’s Friday and you deserve it.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Vikings vs. Bears: Statement Game or Same ‘OL, Same ‘OL? by Wludford.
Ted ponders: Is Sunday a must win game?
Eric’s Weekly Preview Article: Vikings at Bears -Don’t Mess This Up.
From Windy City Gridiron: Bears over Beers hosted by Jeff and EJ, featuring Ted Glover of Daily Norseman.
FMF 303 | Wild Week 4 hosted by Flipmazzi.
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich break down how the high-end Vikings running attack could look to attack Chicago’s ultra-talented defensive front-seven.
On this week’s “Vikings GamePlan,” hear from Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy and QB Mitch Trubisky, along with Mike Zimmer and Dalvin Cook, about this Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Bears.
The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is joined by Vikings.com’s Wobby and Vikings Game Day Live’s Ron Johnson to look at the state of the Vikings offense through three games and how that could translate into having success against the Bears, and then turn their attention to Bears QB Mitch Trubisky and how best to limit his effectiveness.
NFL Expert Picks: Vikings back on the road vs. Bears.
Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North Blog: Vikings, Kirk Cousins brace for impact with Khalil Mack.
Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show (I still won’t watch)
Anthony Lynn: Melvin Gordon will be the Chargers No. 1 RB when he’s ready.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) won’t need surgery.
Lamar Jackson: ‘I hate running,’ would rather pass.
We come to today’s media selection:
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Spicoli Orders a Pizza
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